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Corey Taylor Was Forbidden From Joining Anthrax

10/24/2016
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Slipknot

(Metal Hammer) Corey Taylor has told Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian that he felt "downtrodden" and "crestfallen" after being forbidden to join the thrash icons in 2007.

And he was convinced being "strong-armed" out of the move had permanently damaged his relationship with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. They were looking for a new frontman after a reunion with classic-era singer Joey Belladonna, and also losing his 1990s replacement John Bush.

The Slipknot vocalist was all set to take on the job, and he'd started work with drummer Benente - until Roadrunner Records prevented the move, because they were waiting on fourth Slipknot album All Hope Is Gone.

Speaking on Ian's SiriusXM show Never Meet Your Heroes, Taylor says: "I remember Charlie getting super-stoked and sending me stuff, and I was starting to write lyrics. Then it all went to hell.

"I was literally getting ready to fly to Chicago to meet up with you guys. And here comes some people from Roadrunner, and it was, 'You can't do this.' I'm like, 'What do you mean I can't do this? We've got half an album. What are you talking about?' I was so pissed.

"And basically they strong-armed me, because they wanted the new Slipknot album. At the time, I was about the only person who could really kind of rein everybody in to get them going." Read more here.

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